I have recently acquired access to Eikon through my university.
I want to do tests on historical data from Denmark specifically. Since I can only get access from a desktop computer at uni, I am thinking I should download all the data I need and then I can work with it at home - probably in Python, since I know a bit of python.
My question is how I should get started doing this? I would like to get all the data on danish stocks for at least 10 years back and then be able to sort the data for my individual tests, ie. on market cap, volume etc.
It looks like other people use excel a lot. It seems to me the easiest would be to specify what data I need in the Eikon platform and then download that as one file.
So some more questions would be:
-Should I be accessing the data through excel?
- I know CRSP is famous for avoiding survivorship bias, but can I expect some of the same from Eikon?
-If my plan is to work with the data in python, is there something I should be aware of when download the data?
I hope my questions make sense. It has been difficult to find good explanations of these things.
PS: I'm not sure if this should be in the Datastream forum or where it fits best